New American Standard Bible
"But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
King James Bible
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
Darby Bible Translation
But when thou makest a feast, call poor, crippled, lame, blind:
World English Bible
But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;
Young's Literal Translation
but when thou mayest make a feast, be calling poor, maimed, lame, blind,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The poor - Those who are destitute of comfortable food.
The maimed - Those who are deprived of any member of their body, as an arm or a leg or who have not the use of them so that they can labor for their own support.
LibraryThe Rash Builder
Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?'--LUKE xiv. 28. Christ sought for no recruits under false pretences, but rather discouraged than stimulated light-hearted adhesion. His constant effort was to sift the crowds that gathered round Him. So here great multitudes are following Him, and how does He welcome them? Does He lay Himself out to attract them? Luke tells us that He turned and faced the following …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xiv. 16, "A Certain Man Made a Great Supper," Etc.
The Writings of St. Augustin.
Epistle xxxiii. To Mauricius Augustus.
He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.
And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.
And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment.
and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
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